Impact of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on invasive pneumococcal disease in infants younger than 90 days in England and wales.

@article{Ladhani2013ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on invasive pneumococcal disease in infants younger than 90 days in England and wales.},
  author={Shamez N Ladhani and Nick J. Andrews and Pauline A. Waight and Ray Borrow and Mary P. E. Slack and Elizabeth Miller},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={633-40}
}
BACKGROUND Streptococcus pneumoniae is an uncommon but well-recognized cause of invasive bacterial disease in young infants. This study aimed to determine the impact of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) on invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in infants aged <90 days in England and Wales and describe their clinical characteristics following PCV7 introduction. METHODS Trends in IPD among infants aged <90 days during 1998-1999 through 2009-2010 were analyzed using enhanced… CONTINUE READING
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